3 takeaways from Day 2 of Texas spring practice

The first couple of spring practices for Texas football have seen multiple true freshmen standout and some position groups shine with their talent and depth.

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Texas has assembled a roster chocked full of NFL Draft talent

While much of the discussion surrounding the Longhorns during the first week of spring practice concerns how good the true freshmen have looked, others have stood out too.

Two position groups that have looked really good early in spring ball are wide receiver and all along the defensive front. Texas has completely reloaded the wide receiver room this offseason, adding multiple immediate potential starters to the receiving corps via the transfer market.

New wide receiver transfers Isaiah Bond and Matthew Golden have done well practicing with the first-team offense in wide receiver and team drills in this week of camp. Johntay Cook II has also generated even more excitement surrounding the deep-ball connection between him and redshirt junior quarterback Quinn Ewers.

Texas's defensive front also looks to be shaping up to compete at a high level in the SEC this upcoming season. Baker and new co-DC/LB coach Johnny Nansen have seemingly established good connections with the players early in their time on this coaching staff.

The staff is clearly getting after the players on defense to hold them to a high standard to keep this level of success sustained after making the College Football Playoff and winning the Big 12 Championship last season.

Junior defensive tackle Jaray Bledsoe and the aforementioned January are two defensive tackles we've singled out among the standouts early this spring. Kendrick Blackshire, Anthony Hill Jr., and David Gbenda are also looking great physically and in team drills at linebacker early in spring ball.

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